Wade Y. Ishimoto to Lead ACS Defense Services as Director for Homeland Counter Terrorism, and Counter Intelligence
March 6, 2002, – ACS (NYSE: ACS),
a premier provider of business process and information technology outsourcing
solutions, announced today the
appointment of Wade Y. Ishimoto to direct the company’s Homeland Security,
Counter Terrorism, and Counter Intelligence initiatives. This appointment
launches the company’s overarching initiative to assist Federal, state and
local governments in preparing for, and responding to, threats and serious
events leading to a crisis, key to government preparedness and responsiveness.
Ishimoto’s unique background in intelligence, counter intelligence, special
operations, security, crisis management, and investigations has made him a
nationally recognized expert. He has taken on significant high-profile
assignments in support of our national security since the 1970s. As a charter
member of the nation’s first dedicated counter terrorist force, he brought
many innovations to terrorism intelligence analysis and led a security element
on the fateful 1980 hostage rescue in Iran.
He has also provided security and antiterrorism consulting to the United
States Olympic Committee. Ishimoto
received awards for his contributions to the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear
Emergency Support Team and to emergency management within DOE.
involvement as a major contributor to the investigation
of the Waco, Texas, Branch Davidian incident resulted in a commendation from the
Secretary of Treasury. After serving on the Khobar Towers task force, he led the
efforts of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to perform worldwide
anti-terrorism assessments. He has planned and directed several national,
interagency exercises on terrorist response, and has instructed U.S. military,
intelligence, and law enforcement officials on security and combating terrorism.
Ishimoto’s excellent interagency reputation in the combating of terrorism,
intelligence collection, and crisis management has qualified him as an expert
who is frequently interviewed on national television and since September 11 he
has made appearances on CNN, CBS, and Fox News.
V. Braswell, Group President of ACS said, “The time is right to consolidate
ACS’ extensive capabilities in Homeland Security, Counter Terrorism, and
Counter Intelligence under the leadership of Wade Ishimoto. Support to our
clients in these critical areas will be strengthened under his experienced
leadership. At ACS we are doing our
part to assist the government in solving some of the toughest issues our nation
has ever faced.”
has a broad client base in this arena that includes all of the
Commander-in-Chiefs (CINCs), Joint Forces, Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines as
well as the Intelligence Agencies, Department of Justice, and other law
enforcement agencies. ACS also
provides trusted services to many state and local governments.
International ACS clients include NATO, European, Middle Eastern, and
Central American governments.
is currently working in such focused areas as Government Health Affairs; Counter
Drug and Law Enforcement; Command, Control, Communications, Computers,
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR); and Security and
Information Assurance (IA). ACS Defense has strong expertise in providing threat,
vulnerability, and physical security assessments, training in the detection of
cyber terrorism, and the protection of critical communications infrastructure.
a Fortune 1000 company with more than 30,000 people in 35 countries, provides
business process and technology outsourcing solutions to world-class commercial
and government clients. The company’s Class A common stock trades on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ACS.”
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constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to
numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s
control. As such, no assurance can be given that the actual events and results
will not be materially different than the anticipated results described in the
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